Tahlia

Tahlia

Monday, July 2, 2018

My Last and Final Email of My Mission!!

Hello From Brasil! I can’t believe it is the last and final email of my mission. I am very emotional. I can’t believe that it has finally come to an end. I have been thinking hard these past couple of weeks about how much I love my Savior and how much the mission made me realize that--how much closer I have come to the Lord. The mission has changed me. I am emotional just writing this. Also thinking next week on Wednesday I get to hug my parents for the first time in 18 months....

My heart is full of thanks and love for all of the people I have met, for all the trials I have faced and conquered. I will never forget the experiences that have touched my heart so deeply. My mission has meant the world to me. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you so much for all the encouragement and love that I have felt from family and friends. I wouldn’t have gotten through this without you guys. I am so grateful that I had the chance for 18 months to be a representative of Christ and to teach repentance and help others come unto Christ. 

This last week we have many things going on. We will have a baptism on Friday and on Sunday Sister Jacome and I have to give a talk in Church. Tomorrow I have my last Interview with President Hart. 

Thank you to everyone who helped me along this journey. Thanks for all the emails and the packages that I received. I can’t wait to see you all NEXT WEEEKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love,
Sister Erickson 


Monday, June 25, 2018

2 Weeks!!!




3 Weeks Left!!






This week was a VERY COLD week!! And on the bright side we are taking cold showers. Wahooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! But don’t worry, they are fixing it! WARNING-- THE COLD HERE IS WORSE THAN THE COLD IN UTAH!! 

My last temple trip before I head home!! We got to do a session in the Curitiba Temple for the last time on my mission. It was a sad/happy moment. Leaving the Temple was hard knowing that it would be my last time.....but one day I will come back and do another session after my mission.

Wyllian got baptized. It was a very good day and the water was a little bit cold but he will never forget this day. We were so happy for him and he seems very happy. 

It was so cold this week that we wore pants. Yes PANTS. I was very uncomfortable but what can ya do? I’m gonna have to start getting use to it. 

This time on the mission is flying by! 3 weeks and I’ll be heading home on a plane. I have mixed feelings. It doesnt feel real yet! Getting back to reality scares me just a little bit. 

Love you all!! Have an amazing weeek!!

Sister Erickson


Sunday, June 17, 2018

TRIO!











This week has been a very special week. We have had a really great week. We have been working so hard and doing great as a trio. Seems like the faith is even stronger as a threesome. We had 10 PEOPLE come to church with us yesterday --I repeat 10. I have never been so happy in my life. I am so grateful for the Lord. He always helps us and shows us that He is a god of miracles. 

I love my companions. I will send you pictures. We have been getting food every single day from the members. We eat constantly. Everyone is always offering food. I think this week we will have a baptism. I am very excited. This Friday we are going to the temple. President Hart always takes the old missionaries to the temple on the last transfer. 

I can’t believe I have 4 weeks left. I received my flight plans. I hope you guys got it. I can’t even believe it. This time has past by sooo fast. i don’t know where this time has gone--so many experiences, so much growth. I can’t believe the time has arrived to come home. 



Monday, May 28, 2018

The End of the World!!! or maybe of Brasil!!

This week has been crazy! On Thursday we had to do divisions with the sisters in a city that was about 2 hours away from ours. I went with Sister Johnson who is the other sister training leader. It was at about 9:00 at night when all of a sudden the Elders told us we had to catch a bus back to Curitiba because of a strike that is going on here where the truck drivers have stopped bringing products into Brasil because the gas prices have gone up dramatically. So literally Brasil is stopping everything. People don’t have any more gas to get around so everything is running out. This has been going on for 8 days and I hope it will stop soon. Anyways at 9:00 at night Sister Johnson and I took a bus back home to Curitiba. There was no one on the bus--only a couple scary looking people and this old lady who wanted to know what bus we were gonna take home. We ended up getting home at almost 11 pm. 

On Saturday we had the chance to see ELDER HOLLAND. He came and talked to our mission. We all got to shake his hand!! I haven’t washed my hand since..............Just kidding! It is so awesome to see an apostle in front of you!! I got to sit on the front row. We were so close we could see his spit hahha. He is such a man of power and authority. He helped us feel so loved. He motivated us to be better. He shared a poem that talked about how God always pushes us to be better and the poem goes like this:

"Come to the edge. 
No I might fall.
Come to the Edge.
 No it’s too high.
 COME TO THE EDGE.
 AND THEY CAME.
 and he pushed us.
 And we flew. "

I love this poem and it was exactly what I needed to hear. God pushes us to be better and to trust in Him even more. He will always be by our side to help us in everyway. 

We were supposed to have transfers today but because of this strike that Brasil is having we are extending the transfer one week. I think this is the start of the Second Coming (haha). This is why it is so important to always be ready. 

Sorry this is sooo long this week! I love you all! Everyone pray that we will be alive to talk to you guys next week! hah

Love,
Sister Erickson 


Early PDay

This week we had a really cool experience that happened with listening to the spirit.

Last week Sister Tuttle and I left our house early to go to work on pday. We both felt really strong to go start working earlier than normal. So we left and started walking on our way to an investigator’s house. We were talking to everyone we saw on the street. We were walking past a house when all of a sudden Sister Tuttle told me she wanted to go talk to a lady. I didn’t see this lady anywhere. Sister Tuttle walked up to a house and I followed her thinking to myself, “where is this lady? I don’t see.” So Sister Tuttle starts talking to this lady through the garage thing. The lady was in the very back cleaning. I have no idea how my companion saw her. We starting talking to her about the plan God has for us and about the Book of Mormon. She said she wanted more guidance and peace in her life. We marked a visit to go back to her house. We went back on Saturday and she was there with her husband. She told us about that day when we walked by and she said she saw Sister Tuttle and I pass by and she had a feeling that we would come back and talk to her. Sister Tuttle as well had a feeling she needed to talk to the woman. It was a cool experience that we had with the spirit that day. In the lesson when we were teaching she started crying when we talked about how she could see her mom again one day. The gospel is perfect. The Lord knows his children. We were prompted to leave our house early that pday and we found her. Always follow what the spirit tells us to do. 

Even when everything is not going the way we want them too. There are always these experiences that make us know that the Lord is in the work. I know we have to be patient with the success. I know the Lord will bless us especially if we are obedient and do exactly what he wants us to do and more.